Patterns and predictors of warfarin use in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation from the FRACTAL Registry.

@article{Reynolds2006PatternsAP,
  title={Patterns and predictors of warfarin use in patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation from the FRACTAL Registry.},
  author={Matthew R. Reynolds and Jignesh J. Shah and Vidal Essebag and Brian Olshansky and Paul A. Friedman and Tomy Hadjis and Robert Lemery and Tristram D. Bahnson and David S. Cannom and Mark E. Josephson and Peter J. Zimetbaum},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={538-43}
}
Warfarin is underused for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). Previous studies addressing this have lacked longitudinal assessment. This study sought to characterize contemporary warfarin use in new-onset AF and evaluate its change over time. It was hypothesized that AF recurrence has an important influence on warfarin use patterns. One thousand five adults from 17 centers in the United States and Canada were enrolled into a prospective observational registry after their first… CONTINUE READING